Marlin 1895 .444 – The long-awaited return of the 444 Marlin is finally here and more reliable than ever before. This hard-hitting big-bore rifle will shoot a lighter bullet, faster, with a flatter trajectory, more energy (inside 200 yards) and with less recoil than a 45-70 Govt. The 444 Marlin is perfect for medium-sized, thin-skinned game like whitetail deer all the way up to the big brutes like moose and elk.
Introduced in 1965 with the .444 Marlin cartridge, the Model 444 was the most powerful lever action of its day. It originally had a 24-inch barrel, straight-grip Monte Carlo stock and double barrel band, but by 1976 those features had been changed to what we see today in what Marlin is calling the Model 1895–.444 Marlin: 22-inch barrel, pistol-grip stock and steel fore-end cap. The current version retains the maligned but easily ignored crossbolt safety that was inflicted on the rifle in 1988.
Manufacturer Website: https://www.marlinfirearms.com/lever-action/model-1895-big-bore/444-marlin
Lever-action. Side ejection. Tapped solid top receiver. Tubular magazine. Hammer block safety. American black walnut stock w/pistol grip, fluted comb, cut-checkering & Mar-ShieldÂ® finish. Swivel studs. Rubber rifle butt pad. Barrel w/deep-cut Ballard-type rifling. Adjustable semi-buckhorn folding rear, ramp front sight w/brass bead & Wide-ScanÂ® hood. Ambidextrous offset hammer spur. Wt.: 7.5 lbs. Includes: gun lock.